Do Lord Remember Me (1997)

Twentieth Anniversary Production

Do Lord Remember Me, is a play with music and dance, based on the personal histories of former slaves.

From 1936 to 1938 the New Deal’s Federal Writers’ Project transcribed 2,300 oral histories in 17 states, assembling a massive bank of memories called Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States. James de Jongh’s Do Lord Remember Me is derived from these first-person accounts by ex-slaves, recalled when they were in their 80s and 90s. The two-act play dramatizes about 20 of these interviews recorded by the FWP. @ThisStage

Presented as part of the 1996-97 Season

Play opened January 19, 1997 at the Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse

Artist Credits

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Playwright James de Jongh
Director Reggie Life
Stage Manager Jacqui Casto
Set Designer Kent Hoffman
Lighting Designer Shirley Prendergast
Costume Designer Vassie Browne
Sound Designer Tim Schellenbaum
Actor Barbara Montgomery
Actor Glynn Turman
Actor Chuck Patterson
Actor Roscoe Orman
Actor Ebony Jo Ann
Actor Joseph Edward
Actor Lou Myers
Actor James de Jongh

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